offerings of ourselves, our symbols

We have brought our offerings of ourselves,

our symbols,

our personal meanings and intentions.

 

We have shared with each other these wishes and burdens and gifts.

 

Let us now re-collect them

to weave them into the patchwork of our lives

to be part of the quilt we share with others

to warm their lives

and our world.

symbols of hand and heart

We bring our gifts of money and food

symbols of hand and heart.

 

We recognise the diversity
and abundance of the world,
and acknowledge that for many,
such simple things as clean air and water,

shelter and food, are scarce.

 

In offering these gifts

we take part in Creation’s transforming power:

turning the mundane into the miraculous,

receiving and giving of ourselves.

 

For all creation, we bring our gifts.

With all creation, we give thanks. 

Amen

 

 

 

 

© bronwyn angela white (2008)Wellington, New Zealand